A brief history A while back I wanted a way to show our users how many people were logged in to each host in our Remote Desktop cluster. After many hours of research and a few of development, I came up with ‘RDStat’ – a simple program that ran quser.exe on a regular interval and […]
Slow Computer Start up or Login? Quick fix with Task Manager
Is your computer or laptop showing its age? Can you make the tea whilst it logs in or turns on? If so, you might benefit from a quick look in Task Manager and see what’s going on.
Adobe Lightroom fails to import photos (or the case of 65k temp files)
So I recently had to fix a problem for one of my family (hey Mum!), whereby Lightroom (4.6 at the time) was failing to import photos from any of her digital cameras through Lightroom. Problem Lightroom would open the import window and just seemingly freeze (100% of one CPU core in use). Copying the photos […]
Bulk rename files using PowerShell
How many times have you wanted to rename files en-masse? Windows Explorer has a couple of great utilities to help with this task. For instance: Select files in Explorer using CTRL or SHIFT (files must be in the same folder) Press F2 to rename, or right-click -> rename Type the new name for the files. […]
The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed
From time to time in a domain scenario you may come across the following error message on client computers: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed. This is because the computer’s password stored in Active Directory, and the computer’s password it thinks it has are different. This usually happens as a […]
Windows 8 – Should I upgrade?
Windows 8 is now generally available to the public, but the question that I keep getting asked is “Should I upgrade?”. My answer is simple – yes, but only if you’re prepared to spend an hour or so learning the new features!